|Corn is our blood : culture and ethnic identity in a contemporary Aztec Indian village - Sandstrom, Alan R|
Includes a glossary (p. 385-388), bibliographical references (p. 389-401), and index (p. 403-420). Almost a million Nahua Indians, many of them descendents of Mexico's ancient Aztecs, continue to speak their native language, grow corn, and practice religious traditions that trace back to pre-Hispanic days. This ethnographic sketch, written with a minimum of anthropological jargon and illustrated with color photographs, explores the effects of Hispanic domination on the people of Amatlán, a pseu...
Keywords: Nahuas; Nahuas; Nahuas; Villages
|Traditional papermaking and paper cult figures of Mexico - Sandstrom, Alan R|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 304-316) and index (p. 317-327). In 1972, during an anthropological expedition into the remote regions of the southern Huasteca in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, Alan Sandstrom witnessed a Nahua Indian religious ceremony rarely viewed by outsiders. As part of the proceedings, a ritual specialist cut a bundle of colored tissue papers into small, doll-like figures...
Keywords: Indians of Mexico; Indians of Mexico